Wednesday, 1 April 2009


Ramsgate’s grade 2 star listed Clock House in the Pier Yard, looks set to become Thanet’s first centre for adult entertainment.

Applications are due to be made shortly for a license to operate steam rooms and a massage parlour on the ground floor of the former Maritime Museum. The upper floors have been identified as being suitable for a lap dancing club, with private rooms available.

A spokesman for a well known London adult entertainment organisation said ‘”we hope to get the go ahead as soon as possible, so that we can be up and dancing in time for Ramsgate week in August” and "we think we can offer an extra service to harbour users."

A Conservative councillor said "It is extra jobs and investment and we welcome it." We are keen to encourage new businesses and we will be visiting similar premises in London.

Thanet is open for business.


  1. What a shame. A beautiful historic building becoming a tacky sex facade. With Ramsgate being 'up and coming' surely a beter use could have been found. Many of the older generation in Thanet will remember the building as the dancing rooms where they met their sweetheart in its hey day. Yes we need business, but this type? Surely we could have done better?

  2. I can confirm that Cllr Nottingham is incorrect, the application is for conversion to a waste transfer station for the sewage from the supply boats to the windfarm. (Please note Peter C's comment) Well done Mark